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The new plug-in electric-petrol powertrain elevates the serene comfort of Land Rover's flagship SUV, with its peerless refinement in terms of driving and cabin.

12 Oct 2017 | International News : U.K.

More than ever, Range Rover represents the pinnacle of luxury travel, making every journey a treasured experience whether driving or being driven. Conceived nearly 50 years ago for the country set to use on the estate and then drive to the townhouse, Range Rover has continuously evolved to lead the world around it, remaining the peerless luxury Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV).

A full charge can be achieved in as little as 2 hours 45 minutes at home using a dedicated 32amp wall box
Now, technology drives the new Range Rover's next major step, with a plug-in hybrid electric powertrain providing sustainable luxury with new levels of efficiency and capability complementing its refinement and desirability. The exterior design has evolved, while heightened comfort and new consumer technologies have been added to the cabin.

Wider, softer seats offer sumptuous comfort. Reclining by up to 40 degrees, they make the most of the additional 186mm legroom (now 1,206mm in total) which the Autobiography Long Wheelbase model has to offer, and can be deployed at the touch of button. The exemplary comfort extends to heated and cooled seats, plus heated arm, foot and calf rests.

The elegance of the interior has been elevated by the seamless integration of the most advanced infotainment system yet created by Jaguar Land Rover. Touch Pro Duo, codenamed 'Blade', combines two high-definition 10-inch touchscreens on the centre console working in perfect harmony. Information can be swiped from one screen to the other, making the layout highly intuitive and engaging to operate, with unrivalled functionality.

The efficient new Range Rover P400e Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) provides sustainable performance by combining a 300bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine with an 85kW electric motor. The 404bhp total available power output - available through the permanent four-wheel drive system - delivers a century sprint in 6.4 seconds and a maximum speed of 220km/h.

For additional convenience and personalisation, all seat functionality can be controlled via a smartphone app, whether inside or outside the vehicle
With an impressive 640Nm of torque, the new powertrain combines to deliver dynamic performance with traditional Range Rover capability, comfort and refinement.

Thanks to its electrified powertrain, the Range Rover P400e emits only 64g/km on the NEDC combined cycle and provides an all-electric range of up to 50km without the Ingenium petrol engine running. For the first time, customers choosing Land Rover's flagship SUV can experience zero-emission driving.

Drivers of the new PHEV model can choose from two driving modes: The default Parallel Hybrid mode and EV mode. The former combines petrol and electric drive while the driver can optimise battery charge or fuel economy by utilising one of two charge management functions available. The latter EV mode enables the vehicle to run solely on the electric motor using the energy stored in the battery - the ideal solution for quiet, zero-emission journey.

The powertrain's precision and control make for serene progress in all conditions and across all terrains. Land Rover's Terrain Response 2 technology has a unique calibration to intelligently and precisely distribute torque from the electric motor, which has no creep speed and is able to deliver maximum torque from zero rpm, to all four wheels. This gives greater control during low-speed off-road manoeuvres, confirming Range Rover's outstanding breadth of effortless capability.
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